I am kind of surprised I don't hear too much buzz about the Revlon Colorstay Creme Eyeliner, I personally love that they came out with a cream line that includes a brush all compact and nicely packaged in the same mechanism as the liner. I read an article in one of my magazines, I want to say Allure or Lucky because I get both of those in the mail, that gave a great review on this product but complained that the size of the brush didn't allow for creating a thin line. Here's a novel concept, use a different brush? I mean, is Revlon forcing us to use this brush? But seriously, that doesn't sound like much of an obstacle. So here's the deal, I really like this product and it really stays put. It's a beautiful rich black pigmentation very comparable to MAC Blacktrack Fluidline only with way better staying power (at least on my lids) and a few bucks cheaper. Only time will tell whether the Revlon liner stays as creamy as it is now because these cream products can tend to dry out over time (I'm talking to YOU Mac Paint Pots). Price wise the Revlon will run you somewhere between $9-$10 which is a bit pricey for drugstore when you can shell out a few bucks more and get MAC but that would only make sense if the MAC Fluidline were the better product. And in my opinion, it is not. Let's put them back to back for an official determination of winner.
Revlon Colorstay Creme Eyeliner in Black Noir VS MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Who's the Blackest?
They are roughly the same. See picture below.
Better Staying Power?
Personally speaking, Revlon hands down. Plus when I swatched them side by side and went to clean my hand, it took more muscle to get the Revlon off while the MAC Fluidline seemed to come off easier.
Ease of Use?
Both are fairly creamy and easy to apply with a brush of your choosing. The Revlon product comes with a brush that is good for a basic line but may lack precision needed for a wing. It's a tie.
Price and Accessibility?
Revlon and Revlon.
Better Shade Range?
MAC Fluidline comes in more colors than the Revlon Colorstay but its a more established product with a following, perhaps Revlon will release more in the future. For now, they have a purple, a charcoal/gunmetal, black, and a bronze that I hear is very nice.
Revlon gives you a brush but if you don't care about that, then its a draw.
Overall Winner: Revlon. They are similar products, but for the price, you may as well just save a few bucks. Or you could just chuck them both and opt for the Bobbi Brown black gel liner, which is amazing and a favorite of Princess Kate Middleton! Revlon who?!
|Photo taken by me! Revlon Colorstay on the bottom, MAC Blacktrack on the top|